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FIFA World Cup 2018 highlights: Colombia beat Senegal 1-0, win Group H

Yerry Mina scored the decisive goal for Colombia and they qualified for the Round of 16 as Group H winners. Senegal were the only remaining African team at the World Cup.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 28, 2018 9:56:52 pm
Colombia players celebrate in front of fans after Yerry Mina scores their first goal. (Source: Reuters)

Colombia came into the match in third place, they end it as Group H winners. The match dragged in a number of places with Colombia unable to get more than one touch inside the Senegalese box in the first half. But they kept threatening from set-pieces and it was a corner that led to their goal. The sniper-like Juan Quintero swung it in and Yerry Mina managed to slam it in with his head. Senegal never got back from that and with their exit ends the African challenge in this World Cup. Colombia will be worried about James Rodriguez, who was subbed off in the first half.


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    21:28 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    FULL TIME! Colombia 1-0 Senegal, Colombia win Group H.....

    ......and Japan follow them in second place. Senegal, the last African representative in Russia, are knocked out. Their fans are still there with a stunned look on their faces. Senegal had a number of chances but could not convert any of them. 

    (Source: Reuters)
    21:22 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    90 mins

    Four minutes added on, the entire Senegalese bench is screaming out instructions to the players now. The last bastion of African representation in the World Cup is sinking. 

    21:20 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    88 mins

    Radamel Falcao taken off for Borja. A slight correction to that earlier update about the standings. Japan and Senegal will end up with the same points, goal difference and goals if it stays this way. In that case, it is their fair play points that come into play. Japan lead Senegal there so as it stands, Colombia and Japan qualify from Group H. Colombia will be group winners. 

    21:10 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    80 mins

    Senegal win a corner shortly after that, and it looks Mina headed it towards goal. Ospina makes the save and sees that a Senegalese boot came near his face and he starts clutching his mouth. He doesn't even win an Oscar for that dramatic performance. 

    21:05 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    GOAL! Senegal 0-1 Colombia (Yerry Mina 74 mins)

    Colombian corner swung in and Yerry Mina heads it in, Colombia lead and move to the top of the as it stands table. Mina was almost unmarked as the corner came in and it was a regulation free header for him. Colombia go to the touchline, stand in a line and try to do some man-to-man-current-type celebration. That is a hideous disaster but this night is turning out well for them. 

    20:58 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    65 mins

    It's a game of set pieces at the moment. Colombia win a free kick by the right touchline and Quintero knocks it in and the ball bounces about in the penalty area before Muriel's shot is deflected wide. Falcao heads it wide from the resulting corner. It is also to be noted that Japan are trailing Poland 1-0 and so now, it will be Senegal winning the group and Colombia moving to second. 

    20:54 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    63 mins

    Senegal win a free kick and half the team have a conference around the ball. Mane and Niang are the two men standing over it in the end. IT is around 20 yards away from goal, Mane takes and he slips and sends the ball flying into the sky. He sits on the grass and looks down on it before slapping the ground and getting up. 

    20:51 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    60 mins

    Muriel breaks down the middle and puts it out wide to Cuadrado on his right, Cuadrado's cross finds Falcao on the far side of the box. The Colombian captain tries to head it towards for Muriel who is in space but Badou Ndiaye pushes past his own defence and Muriel to take the ball in his hands. 

    20:49 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    58 mins

    Senegal breaking more frequently now but they seem to be a tad bit impatient with their crosses. There are gaps appearing but both sides are unable to make any use of them. This has all the makings of a 0-0 draw and that won't be good for Colombia at all. 

    20:45 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    54 mins

    Sadio Mane goes down after a challenge near the Senegalese dugout and the members of that dugout are calling for blood. Referee does not do anything drastic. 

    20:40 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    49 mins

    Colombia are being stonewalled by Senegal. They start off by passing the ball around 30 yards away from goal, they then pushed back into their own half where Senegal start pressing them. It seems to have rolled free for Muriel down the left, he tries to get inside of the Senegalese full back covering him unsuccessfully and loses the ball. 

    20:36 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    Kick off, second half

    Radamel Falcao gets the second half underway. Colombia will be desperate to do better than what they did in the first half. 

    20:29 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    HALF TIME! Senegal 0-0 Colombia

    James subbed off, as it stands, Colombia are out. These are the only two major talking points at the end of this half. There have been a total of five attempts, four from Senegal, one from Colombia. That one attempt is also the only time Colombia got a touch on the ball inside the opposition half. 

    20:18 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    45 mins

    Three minutes added on to a half in which, despite all the pushing and pulling and booting the ball around, nothing has happened. That is apart from putting a bigger question mark over James Rodriguez participation in the rest of the tournament. But if this is how it is going to stay, there won't be any more 2018 World Cup matches for Colombia. 

    20:10 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    37 mins

    Now Senegal win a free kick just over 25 yards from goal. It is tapped to Sane who smashes it halfway to Alaska. 

    20:08 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    34 mins

    No goals anywhere. It is 0-0 here and it is also 0-0 between Poland and Japan. Colombia win a freekick near the halfway line along the touchline and Quintero takes, it goes into the keeper's hand who has to let it bounce for one agonising millisecond for Senegal before taking it in his hands. 

    20:03 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    30 mins

    Sevilla's Luis Luriel comes on for James Rodriguez. Falcao gives James a pat on his head as he walks off. The Bayern Munich man goes straight into the dressing room after leaving the pitch. 

    20:00 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    27 mins

    Sadio Mane penetrates the box from the left but he loses the ball only for it to be picked up by Keita Balde who takes the shot, it is straight at Ospina. Moments later, Sarr takes another shot at goal from the right and that is also straight at the keeper. Some catching practice for Ospina. And it looks like Colombia are making a change. 

    19:56 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    24 mins

    A vicious free-kick that is swinging and swirling into the box. Falcao gets at the end of it but his header is off target. He was offside anyhow. 

    19:55 (IST)28 Jun 2018
    23 mins

    A lull in play as Colombia play some head volleyball until they win a free kick around 25 yards away from goal, Quintero takes.....

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    Senegal vs Colombia Live Score, FIFA World Cup Live Streaming: As Senegal’s new generation pursues its own World Cup success, coach Aliou Cisse said there’s plenty to work on _ and he should know. Senegal’s last appearance in the World Cup came in 2002, when the team reached the quarterfinals. Cisse was the captain of that squad. Now with Cisse as coach, the Lions of Teranga will play their final group stage match against Colombia on Thursday in Samara with a spot in the knockout round at stake. “We need to improve the impact. We need to be more aggressive on the ball,” Cisse said. “At this level it goes very fast. We need to have more concentration. We need to be more rigorous.”

    (Source: AP)

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